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Could Divorce Issues be involved in Increasing Truancy Rates?

By Law Office of Fritzie Galliani, A.P.C.  Oct. 10, 2013 4:35p

According to the Pasadena director of child welfare, attendance and safety, Eric Sahakian, budget cuts resulting in reduced staff and financial hardship suffered by families have been some of the factors that have resulted in elevated truancy rates. Non-attendance by elementary school age children has increased significantly throughout California. State laws view truancy as any instance where a child aged 6 to 18 is 30 minutes late (or more) or are absent without a valid excuse (such as illness, etc.) three times during the school year. The state attorney general stated recently that about one out of every four students is truant. Schools receive funding based on attendance so it is understandable that there are concerns not only about the future education of the nearly 1 million elementary school students that are not attending but also about the survival of district schools. There were five schools that had a truancy rate of 90 percent or higher and three of those were in the Pasadena Unified School District. Truancy increased sharply from less than 20 percent in 2009 to 66 percent in 2012.

One aspect that should be looked at is the possible impact that divorce has had on truant children. Financial hardships have been found to be a factor and such hardships may be significantly more in families where there are child custody, child support and spousal support issues. If you and your spouse have children and are considering a divorce then you should consult with a divorce lawyer as soon as possible. It is important that issues that may affect your children—such as education, financial support and custody—are carefully considered. This way a divorce agreement can be reached that takes into account the best interests of your children now and in the future. The family courts put the best interests of children as a priority and it is crucial that you have effective representation helping you attain your legal goals for your family.

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